It is hard to believe that it has been only 4 months since I had a life changing Bariatric Surgery. Over the past few months a lot has changed in my life, started with the surgery, but that has been fueled by life changes as well.
This is an outfit I said to Jenny that I will never wear in public in April when she gave it to me. This is the outfit I ride in each day.
Has this been easy?
Nope, it takes time to get into a routine, I have now surpassed the time and the routine is for ever changing.
Has it been fun?
For sure, I have had a great support with my family, friends, and strangers. People have sent me stories and are asking me questions about my change.
What can I eat? I can eat pretty much anything if I wanted to, this procedure is a small part of the bigger picture. It has taught me to make the smarter choice, since I can only eat about a cup to a cup and a half of food each meal selection is key. 80% protein and the rest good carbs and veggies, sugar has been reduced huge (I will talk more about this in my next post) and fat content is under about 10 grams of fat per serving.
How do I feel?
I have my bad days but energy levels and my feet that used to hurt daily no longer hurt and my energy is not endless but tonight I played in the backyard with the kids, and this past weekend swam for 2.5 hours, so yeah I feel different.
These are just some of the questions I get asked, today my dad made a comment as I was walking out of a store that he didn’t recognize me, these are the comments I keep tucked away for a not so good day.
Exercise has been something that has Reactivated my lifestyle, Jenny Brown of Reactivated Training has been a huge supporter and help in this change. Training both on and off the bike has helped me a whole bunch and just yesterday I had my best ride to date overcoming some fears and mental limits I had put on myself in the past two months of riding. It was the perfect ride!
Here is some images not before and afters because the after is still far off. Thanks for taking the time to read and follow my blog, it means a lot to me when people are talking to my parents and tell them they are inspired to do something or people I haven’t seen in a while come up to me and say great job.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.